Tuesday 27th September 2016

Frampton     The ringtail HEN HARRIER again this afternoon showing well from the canal towpath at Splatt Bridge. Also a two Hobbies, a Kestrel, a Buzzard and three Curlews.  (Nigel Cramp/Pete Wright/Paul Rich/Martin Greenish).

WWT Slimbridge     The adult SPOONBILL on the Top New Piece at 8am today viewed from Holden Tower, but not for long again. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Eastington     A juvenile HONEY BUZZARD flew over at 9:30am chased by Jackdaws. (Nick Goatman).

Northleach     Seven Red Kites over the A40 at 3pm. (Michael I King).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Two Stonechats and two Whinchats today. (Ian Hull).Five Mute Swans, 20 Canada Geese, 75 Teal, three Wigeon, ten Shovelers, 15 Mallards, a Grey Heron, five Coots, 37 Lapwings; a Ruff, five Snipe, four Swallows S, 15 Meadow Pipits, five Chiffchaffs and two Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Leigh Meadows     Two Little Egrets, a Snipe, a Kingfisher, c40 House Martins and ten Swallows around cattle, 45 Meadow Pipits, a Grey Wagtail and three Reed Buntings today. (Mike Smart).

Cobney Meadows    33 Mallards, 30 Swallows, 20 House Martins and a Chiffchaff calling today. (Mike Smart).

Forest of Dean      At Lower Lydbrook Swallows and House Martins, two Mistle Thrushes and a Raven. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Symonds Yat     At Yat Rock the Peregrine pair, four Ravens, five Buzzards, a female Goshawk, three Jays, a Tawny Owl calling, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, eight Fallow Deer a Hornet and a Red Admiral butterfly. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Nailsworth     A count between 5:35 pm and 7:pm resulted in 2840+ House Martins and 2280+ Swallows flying S, with many more low-flying birds passing by unrecorded hidden by trees. (Terry Grant).

Lower Lode     This morning two Mute Swans, six Canada Geese, three Mandarins (2 m, 1 f),  16 Mallards, seven Cormorants, a Grey Heron, a Great Crested Grebe, seven Coots and eight Golden Plovers flew SE. (Les Brown).

Ashleworth Ham     This morning c220 Canada Geese, 12 Greylags, a male Wigeon, 28 Teal, 17 Mallards and two Nuthatches. (Les Brown).

Gloucester     A Common Tern over the Gloucester Canal at SO 81431 15616 off of the Bristol Road at 10:25am then flew off down the canal towards Elmore. (Michael Cook).

Hardwicke     Five Jays and a Green Woodpecker in an Oak tree at SO 80701 12518 at 2pm and five Linnets on waste ground nearby at SO 80766 12398. (Michael Cook).

Winchcombe    A juvenile Green Woodpecker in the garden today. (Peter Rodgers). Pic by Peter. green-woodpecker-270916


About The Gloster Birder

My name is Mike King and have lived all my life in Gloucestershire. I am happiest birding around Frampton but I especially love Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. I have birded all over Europe, in the U.S.A. and Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, Dominican Republic, The Gambia, Cape Verde, South Africa and most recently Zimbabwe and Botswana.
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